M. Nobili Best Guns is not intended to be a mere illustrated catalog, but its purpose is an attempt to emphasize the most important and characteristic aspects of each make of gun. Apart from the presentation of the production of the finest European gunmakers, the author discusses single components, the various production stages, and engravings to supply the not-particularly-expert reader with general information and a smattering of the evaluation terms in order to appreciate a quality gun. A gigantic reference item. Second Edition, Italy, 845 pages, 861 illustrations, text in English and Italian, dust jacket. 8 ½" x 11 ½".